The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Program at PAH, also called the Day Program, offers therapeutic supports and skill training to Deaf adults with a mental health diagnosis. Some of these individuals also have behavioral health challenges and/or intellectual disabilities.
This program provides a structured setting in which individuals can build important living skills. Daily group therapy and psychoeducational sessions focus on emotion management, conflict resolution, problem solving, self-advocacy and societal integration. Educational programs focus on language and literacy, vocational skills, activities of daily living and independence. Members participating in the program decide their areas of interest and need.
Groups are structured to match the individual’s communication, behavioral health treatment needs, and learning styles. Individuals participating in the program have a peer group they can relate to, and opportunities to develop interpersonal relationships.